Fain, Johnny (1943 – 2022)

Fast-talking, whip-turning regularfooter from Malibu, California; described by the Surfer's Journal magazine as "one of the four aces of Malibu"—along with Mickey Dora, Lance Carson, and Dewey Weber—during the late '50s and early '60s.

Fain was born (1943) to a writer mother and a TV store-owning father, and grew up among producers, directors, and film stars in the Malibu Colony, just north of Malibu Pier. He began surfing at age 13. Just three years later, the small (5' 5") but muscular Fai...